Day 26: FUNdraising

This evening, I scheduled on my calendar to volunteer. I was home-bound, computer-bound, but helping by volunteering my work. I spent about 5-6 hours, in the late hours of the evening, to help a local non-profit organization do some fundraising. I cranked up the tunes and put the FUN in fundraising. It may not have been much outward, extroverted, public activity, but my direct computer keystrokes, helped to bring in nearly $5,000.00 for this local organization. I am telling you, with just a little time, and will, we can each do a little to change the world. Continue reading Day 26: FUNdraising

Day 25: Jolly Green Giant

I was on a business run today. A Sunday, I know. I put in a few extra hours working on a different project, and I got out of the house to do my work at the local giant green coffee place. I walked in earlier in the morning and set my stuff down. I waited in line and ordered my cup o’ joe. I knew I wanted to make someone happy today. So, when the line cleared, I approached the friendly barista with specific (yet friendly) instructions. “I want to buy someone’s drink this morning,” I told him with a … Continue reading Day 25: Jolly Green Giant

Day 23: Happy Home Delivery

I am always thinking about those happy balloons. You know, the ones that were practically waving at me. I think I am going to have to stock them in my arsenal. So, I picked up a happy-faced balloon. I wrote out another one of my happy notes and I went on a mission. I scouted the neighborhood. I looked for a front porch that would harbor the happy balloon and allow it to be seen from the driveway when the neighbor got home. I had to be sure the neighbor would see it as he/she arrived home that day. Found … Continue reading Day 23: Happy Home Delivery

Day 22: Happy Note

Perhaps I should think of something new, eh? But my wish is simple. “I hope you have a happy day,” my note said. They all say that. It’s true. If I had the time, I would write a note to each home in Reno — wishing them a happy day. It may sound trivial. It may sound daunting. But it’s honest, and it’s real. Let’s remember to love and wish people well. And mean it. It really is that simple. Continue reading Day 22: Happy Note

Day 20: Deliver a Hug

Sometimes, I have to seek out happiness. Other times, happiness and requests for happiness just seem to find me. I am a magnet for happiness. I am the go-to person when someone needs a little joy. I am the person who always has something uplifting to say, my glass is always full, and I do happen to give the best hugs. It’s always been that way for me, ever since I was a child. Today, a need came looking for me. Today, I received a request — deliver a hug. A friend of a friend has been feeling blue, needed … Continue reading Day 20: Deliver a Hug

Days 17-19: Doctor’s Orders

Day 17. I woke up ill. Everyone else in my family had it. I guess it’s my turn. I was feeling particularly awful- and on a Saturday, that’s no good. So, off to the doctor I went. My usual doctor is not open on Saturday, so I had to go spend a couple hours waiting at the urgent care center. Ugh. Then the doc gave me the news. Contagious for the next 24-48 hours! I was to be quarantined from the general public for the next 24-48 hours after I started the medication. Don’t worry, it’s not life-threatening. It’s not … Continue reading Days 17-19: Doctor’s Orders

Day 14: Do a Favor

At school today, a fellow schooler and I were talking about our day, and she was telling me the things that needed to be done. She asked me if I could help by running an errand for her. Of course, I saw this as my opportunity to make someone happy today. I said, “Yes.” I ran an errand. Offering to do favors and saying yes to things is an easy, and quite amazing, way to make someone happy. So many times, we just run along in our own overworked lives and our own over-scheduled to-do lists. When asked to do … Continue reading Day 14: Do a Favor

Day 13: Happy Note

I just keep placing random notes all around town. This makes me so happy. Notes of love and of care, a simple way to wish people a happy day. These little notes, I personally hand write. I intentionally think happy thoughts and well wishes with each pen stroke. Then, I place the Happy Notes on people’s cars and doorsteps. I leave some in unsuspecting grocery aisles, park benches, and even at a bus stop. My hope is for each note to give someone a little smile and just a subtle wave to say, “have a happy day.” Cheers! Continue reading Day 13: Happy Note